The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) is an Upstate New York consortium focusing on the demography and economics of aging, with Syracuse University as its hub and the Cornell Population Center and the School of Public Health of the University at Albany as its spokes. The overarching objective of the CAPS is to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults through research, training, and dissemination. CAPS is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) P30 Demography and Economics of Aging Centers  program.  

CAPS research is characterized by two signature themes and three cross-cutting themes that directly address the goals and priority areas of NIA. The two signature themes are health and well-being and family and intergenerational supports. The three cross-cutting themes are: the role of policy, the importance of place, and the distinctive circumstances of specific populations, including populations defined by historical experiences (e.g., military veterans), geography (e.g., rural residents), health conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), or shared vulnerabilities (e.g., low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minority adults).  


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CAPS EVENTS

CAPS Seminar: Ellen Meara
Sep 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM

CAPS Seminar: Tyson Brown & Patricia Homan
Oct 01, 2021 at 12:00 PM

CAPS Annual Fall Conference
Nov 05, 2021 at 10:00 AM

CAPS Seminar: Dessi Kirilova, James McNally, and Merril Silverstein
Dec 03, 2021 at 12:00 PM

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Lerner Center/CAPS Bulletins

Food Insecurity among Military and Veteran Families
Colleen Heflin

Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Educational Attainment Among Adults with Intellectual Disability
Erin Bisesti

Introducing the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Age-at-Death Data Tracker
Scott D. Landes, Nader Mehri, and Janet M. Wilmoth

New York State’s Counties Have Different Trends in Population Aging
Nader Mehri

More Uncertainty Leads to Less Accuracy on Death Certificates for Adults with Intellectual Disability
Erin Bisesti and Scott D. Landes

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